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Georgia Sick Leave Now Family Leave

Scoring a win for advocates of employees and families alike, the state of Georgia has passed its first family leave law.  SB 201, which passed during the 2017 legislative session, was signed into law by Governor Nathan Deal on May 8, 2017 – right in time for Mother’s Day. Bucking the national trend, SB 201 Read more

The US Department of Labor has updated regulations to reflect modern workforce demographics, employees’ health and family care responsibilities, and achieve pay equity. Mandatory federal workplace posting updates reflecting these goals are expected soon. What’s changing? FMLA Poster Update – The U.S. Department of Labor (US DOL) has issued a Final Rule changing the Family Read more

The California Office of Administrative Law (OAL) has approved Amendments to the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) Regulations, which will take effect July 1, 2015. The CFRA allows eligible employees to take up to 12 weeks leave in any 12-month period for personal or family illness or to bond with a child. The CFRA covers Read more

Last month, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) distributed a memorandum reinforcing the agency’s position that discrimination based on sexual orientation, transgender status, and gender identity violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII). Title VII prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Title Read more

On February 26, the US Department of Labor (DOL) Women’s Bureau (WB) published a Notice proposing to conduct a survey about working women to identify employment issues and challenges currently facing women, including their perceptions on career choice and overall equity in the workplace, and also to explore the factors that contribute to women leaving Read more

The US DOL Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has published a proposed rule updating the sex discrimination guidelines for federal contractors and subcontractors. The sex discrimination guidelines implement Executive Order 11246, which prohibits companies with federal contracts and subcontracts from sex discrimination in employment. The proposed rule would replace existing sex discrimination guidelines, Read more

The District of Columbia has updated two mandatory workplace postings: District of Columbia Minimum Wage Poster Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act District of Columbia Minimum Wage Poster Earlier this year, the District of Columbia’s Minimum Wage Revision Act was amended to provide for increases in the District’s hourly minimum wage rate beginning July 1, Read more

Effective January 23, 2014, all private employers with employees working in Jersey City will be required to provide eligible employees with sick time off. Employers with 10 or more employees will be required to provide paid sick leave, and employers with fewer than ten employees will be required to provide unpaid sick leave. Eligible employees Read more